Seventy-one percent of Americans say they support legal same-sex marriage, which exceeds the previous high of 70% recorded in 2021 by one percentage point. These data are from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 2-22.
When Gallup first polled about same-sex marriage in 1996, barely a quarter of the public (27%) supported legalizing such unions.
It would take another 15 years, until 2011, for support to reach the majority level. Then in 2015, just one month before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, public support for legalizing gay marriage cracked the 60% level, and last year it reached the 70% mark for the first time.
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SCOTUS and the GOP won’t care about popular opinion when they come for Obergefell. Talk to your friends and family about how they can’t support our rights while voting for people who want to take them away. https://t.co/gAGguDhyIT
— Asher Huey (@asherhuey) June 1, 2022